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Professor Anne Carson, from the Classics Program, is a nominee for the National Book Critics Circle Award in the poetry category for her collection, Men in the Off Hours. Winners will be announced in March. The National Book Critics Circle is an organization of book editors and critics with 750 members across the United States.
Professor Edward McKyes, from the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, was made a Fellow of the CSAE (Canadian Society of Agricultural Engineering) for his outstanding contribution to the profession of agricultural engineering.
Professor Chandra Madramootoo, from the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, was the recipient of CSAE's Jim Beamish Award for his outstanding contribution to the profession of agricultural engineering.
Professor Murray Douglas, from the Department of Chemical Engineering, received the Jules Stachiewicz Medal "for outstanding contributions to heat transfer" in recognition of his insights into "new technologies for drying paper." The award, presented recently at the annual Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, is named after the late Jules Stachiewicz, a former McGill professor.
Ms. Karine Chapdelaine, a student in the Faculty of Music's jazz program, has been selected from among applicants worldwide to be a member of the International Association of Jazz Educators (IAJE) Jazz Collegiate All-Star Combo. Chapdelaine is a bassist with the McGill Jazz Orchestra.
Ms. Mariam El-Zein, a PhD student in the Department of Occupational Health, has won the department's Dr. Premysl (Mike) Pelnar Academic Enrichment Award.
Dr. Ray Chiu, chief of cardiothoraic surgery for the McGill University Health Centre, is the new editor of the Cardiac and Vascular Regeneration Journal published by Futura in New York.